The review scope is to check the content presented into the project charter of Reengineering Selling Project. This paper demonstrates the reviewing with section-by-section comments, overall layout discussion, structure and grammar checking, overall presentation discussion, positive and negative comments, and final feedback.
2. Section by Section Comments
The first section “purpose of project charter” clearly states about the project charter purpose. “Introduction about charter, client and company background” is properly demonstrated. However, the client introduction is not clear about the motivation towards the project. The company background clearly depicts their requirements. Project “goals, objectives, and scope” are written properly with specific aspects that should be met with project outcomes.
The goals are included more than primary aspect of client engagement; therefore, the objectives should be revised accordingly. Goals are listed as focusing on client, speed, compression, flexibility, quality, and productivity. Therefore, the objectives should include all these goals for better visibility and clarity. Scope is clearly discussed with all necessary points. The “project requirements” are mentioned as in form of deliverables.
Furthermore, the deliverables are listed in form of “work breakdown structure”. “Gantt charts” and “timelines” are presented for both projects; “client requirement analysis” and “milestone” are shown in chart. “Assumptions, constraints, risks, and mitigation” is shown with suitability. The “stakeholder identification” is conducted with individual names; contact mail ID, and company names and responsibilities are listed after the identification. The estimation of budget is performed in an appropriate manner considering all constraints as wages per hour and stage wise wages. However, the budget estimation is performed in short for infrastructure cost; there should be detailed item wise costing and budget plan.
3. Overall Layout
As per overall layout of project charter; the headings and sub-headings of the content is clearly included. The headings and sub-headings are shown with all parts such as graphs, charts, and tables as well. Generally, entire project charter is performed in tabular format; however, report format project charter is also acceptable.
The project charter structure is followed properly; however, some sections are placed in wrong order. The structure should be as following: introduction (charter introduction, company and client background); project goals, objectives, and scope; project assumptions, constraints, identified risks and contingency planning; project requirement / deliverables (revised if any), client requirement analysis, work breakdown structure, Gantt chart, timeline; stakeholder identification and responsibility assignment; and budget planning and estimation.
However, this particular project charter produced project assumptions, constraints, identified risks and contingency planning; after project requirement / deliverables (revised if any), client requirement analysis, work breakdown structure, Gantt chart, timeline part. There are several chances of including risks and issues regarding assumptions in the activity scheduling process. The assumptions, constraints, and risks identification can revise some of the project deliverables on certain circumstances. Sometimes, the timeline could be adjusted for certain risks and problems. If the project assumptions, constraints, identified risks and contingency planning; activity is presented before the scheduling. Then project requirement / deliverables (revised if any), client requirement analysis, work breakdown structure, Gantt chart, timeline; scheduling tasks could be performed without unnecessary risks.
In the entire content of write-up, there are some mistakes regarding spelling, sentence construction, and spacing. For instance, in “introduction” section, the sentence “To design a definite system which can the utilization of company’s products” sounds like question not statement. In “project background” section, the sentence “We must recodify the existing business process”; here, recodify is wrong word. Otherwise, entire write-up is appropriate with the content.
The presentation of the content is properly performed with all headings and sub-headings mentioned. The write-up includes graphs, charts, and tables; however, the graphs, charts, and tables should include proper captioning.
7. Positive and Negative Comments
The positive comments in the report stated that purpose of the charter is clear. The goals, scope and objectives are clear with specific parts. Requirements, deliverables are mentioned clearly. Gantt chart, timeline, and work breakdown structure is clearly mentioned. Stakeholder identification is mentioned with considering all aspects. Budget estimation is followed with proper format.
The negative comments in the report stated that client introduction is not clear and it does not include motivations. The goals and objectives are not clearly aligned with each other. Infrastructure cost is not depicted in-depth with all aspects of items. The structure should consider assumptions part before scheduling activity in the study. The content has spelling, grammatical mistakes at some parts.
8. Final Feedback/Recommendations
In overall, the charter should follow positive aspects and should maintain the format, structure, layout and descriptions. Moreover, the charter should be amended and revised considering the negative comments mentioned.